The United States will announce a substantial contribution to Lebanon at an international donors’ conference this week as part of an effort to rebuild the country and strengthen its western-backed government, State Department officials said.
This according to the Associated Press.
The total is expected to exceed the $230 million that the United States contributed for reconstruction efforts last year, a senior administration official said Monday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the proposal have not been announced.The money, which would have to be approved by Congress, would be a major increase over the $30 million to $40 million that Washington had pledged for aid to Lebanon in recent years.
Lebanon won more than $7.6 billion on Thursday to help it cope with a debt mountain and recover from war — and, some donors hope, to help its U.S.-backed government weather a growing threat from Hezbollah-led opponents.
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